Master Locksmithing: An Expert's Guide to Master Keying, Intruder Alarms, Access Control Systems, High-security Locks, Safe Manipulation Drilling

Master Locksmithing: An Expert's Guide to Master Keying, Intruder Alarms, Access Control Systems, High-security Locks, Safe Manipulation Drilling

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By (author) Bill Phillips

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 229mm x 25mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0071487514
  • ISBN 13: 9780071487511
  • Sales rank: 509,241

Product description

Boost Your Career Potential with Today's Most Complete Guideto Advanced Locksmithing Skills, Techniques, and Systems! Turn to Master Locksmithing for clear, nontechnical guidance on the full range of advanced locksmithing skills, techniques, and systems. Written by the renowned locksmithing author Bill Phillips, this career-building resource provides hard-to-find material on such important topics as masterkeying, intruder alarms, access-control systems, cutting-edge automobile locks, high-security locks, and safe drilling. Packed with at-a-glance information and 120 detailed illustrations, Master Locksmithing features: Expert accounts of all the skills required to become a master locksmith A sample Registered Professional Locksmith Test Listings of locksmithing suppliers, distributors, and monitoring stations Depth and space charts Get Everything You Need to Become a Master Locksmith * Review of Lock Basics * Nonlocking Door Hardware * Rekeying Locks * Reading Wafer Locks * Lock Impressioning * Basics of Lock Picking * Picking High-Security Locks * Automotive Locks and Keys * Safe Basics * Safe Drilling * Masterkeying * Electricity Basics for Locksmiths * Tools for Working with Electricity * Electric Strikes * Electromagnetic Locks * Emergency Exit Devices * Closed-Circuit Television Systems * Intruder Alarms * Access Control Basics * Door Closers * Securing an Office * Door Lock Installation * Automobile Locks * Getting Licensed as a Locksmith * Hiring Locksmiths * Making Your Locksmithing Business More Profitable

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Author information

Bill Phillips is the president of the InternationalAssociation of Home Safety and Security Professionals and isa security consultant and freelance writer.

Table of contents

Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Basic Types of Locks and Keys: A Refresher Chapter 2: Picking Pin Tumbler Locks Chapter 3: Bumping Keys Chapter 4: Impressioning Locks Chapter 5: High-Security Locks Chapter 6: Rekeying Kwikset Locks Chapter 7: Nonlocking Door Hardware Chapter 8: Electricity and Electronics Basics Chapter 9: Emergency Exit Devices Chapter 10: Electric Strikes Chapter 11: Intruder Alarms Chapter 12: Electromagnetic Locks Chapter 13: Closed-Circuit Television Systems Chapter 14: Access Control Systems Chapter 15: Automobile Locks Chapter 16: Masterkeying Chapter 17: Safe Basics: Buying and Selling Chapter 18: Drilling and Manipulating Safes Chapter 19: Working as a Locksmith Chapter 20: The Safe and Secure Home Chapter 21: Security Consulting Appendix A: BHMA Finish Codes Appendix B: Standard CylindersAppendix C: Locksmithing Supply Houses/Distributors Appendix D: Electronic Schematics Appendix E: Central Monitoring Stations Appendix F: Registered Professional Locksmith Test Appendix G: International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals, Inc. Membership Application Glossary Index